What’s the Chinese zodiac sign for 2019? 2019 is known as the ‘Year of the Pig’,  starting from 5th Feb 2019 (Chinese New Year) through to 24th  Jan 2020.  The pig is the 12th sign in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs. Years of the pig include:  1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 & 2031.

What makes a pig? In China the pig is not considered to be a smart animal. It loves to sleep, eat and is known to get fat. It is regarded as lazy and clumsy.  However, it behaves itself, brings no harm to others and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as the sign of wealth and prosperity. People with the Chinese zodiac Pig sign are generally considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generosity and mercy to other people’s failures, which help them have strong relationships. However, sometimes they behave lazy and lack ambition.

What are the pigs strong points?  Warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest & gentle.

What are the pigs weak points? Naive, gullible, sluggish & short-tempered.

Lucky numbers: 2, 5 & 8.

Lucky colours:  Yellow, grey, brown & gold.

Perfect matches: Tiger, Rabbit & Sheep.

Avoid: Snake & Monkey.

Celebrities Pigs: Henry VIII, Oliver Cromwell, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Ewan McGregor, Hillary Clinton, Jenna Elfman, Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball, Luke Wilson, Mahalia Jackson, Magic Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ronald Reagan, Agyness Deyn, Amber Tamblyn, Amy Winehouse & Carrie Underwood.

Where best to celebrate?  Chinese New Year is celebrated across the globe.  China/ Hong Kong/ Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam are examples of countries where the festive season plays a major part of peoples life. Why not experience the ‘Year Of The Pig’ in Hong Kong at the wonderful 5* Hotel Vic On The Harbour (located in North Point)?  Tour East can assist with any ground arrangements.  Bookable via many renowned tour operators in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.